Important Dates and Deadlines

The deadlines for manuscript submissions to the Graduate School Office are indicated below. Individual departments may have earlier deadlines for completion, so be sure to check with your department assistant.

Academic Year 2014 – 15


Semester

Term Dates

Application for Degree Online Form

Deadline to Submit Dissertation to Graduate School Office

Official Graduation Date

Diploma Pick-up Period

Summer 2014

May 19, 2014 – August 14, 2014

May 19, 2014-June 21, 2014

August 1, 2014

August 30, 2014*

September 2, 2014 – September 19, 2014

Fall 2014

August 25, 2014 – December 16, 2014

May 19, 2014- June 21, 2014

December 1, 2014

December 30, 2014

January 5, 2015 – January 23, 2015

Spring 2015

January 12, 2015-May 5, 2015

January 26, 2015-February 20, 2015

April 1, 2015

May 17, 2015

May 18, 2015-June 5, 2015

*Students who complete a Petition to Walk form and are approved to walk at Commencement 2015 — The deadline to submit dissertations and theses to the Graduate School Office is June 1, 2015.

Graduate Degrees are conferred three times during the academic year (August, December and May). Students who receive their degrees in August and December and those enrolled for the spring semester who submit their completed dissertation or thesis to the Graduate School Office by the April 1 deadline will be eligible to participate in Commencement in May. Commencement-related information will be emailed to students' Clark email accounts in mid-February and as well as online.